The Nature of Seeing and Ego from Alan Watts
What does it mean to see? Alan Watts, English philosopher and author of over 25 books, tries to address this cosmic question by explaining the nature of vision and light. Although vision fundamentally evokes a feeling a separateness from the universe, it’s actually the vision which connects us to the cosmos at every moment.
The ultimate beauty we want to believe is hidden underneath this reality is, in fact, this reality. We become confused about our existence when we assume an ego apart from everything. As we look harder for the definition of ourselves, we not only realize that we have no separate ego, but that everything we experience is in our minds. Everything exists in our minds.